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This is a stream-of-conscious, pretty random and idiosyncratic list of upcoming (non-MWC) events, commentary, musings...which you might be interested in. It will be updated on an as-needed basis with the most recent addition being the first one that you see.
(July 27th): Ooops ... this is what happens when you wait too long to post - too many important things not to be missed ! Did you know you can have furniture made from NYC trees and artifacts? Yep, that's what they do at Re-Co Brooklyn - try a table from a tree from Greenwood Cemetery or something made from the Coney Island boardwalk! ..... It seems like every season is wedding season - which means that every season there are many, many, many wedding dresses to be preserved. If you have one to preserve, go to where the Met and textile conservators go: TALAS - the East Williamsburg one-stop shop for professional, conservation, preservation and restoration supplies since 1962. An extra-large conservation box and supplies (also available online) should do the trick ... click on the homepage link for "kits for non-specialists." ..... Just opened - the National Lighthouse Museum on Staten Island - easily reached by the ferry ..... You knew this was coming - the 1960's era MARKET DINER (the one where you feel you're in a Barbie Dreamhouse) at 11th Avenue and 43rd/44th is getting torn down ..... Upper West Siders are waking up to the fact that the American Museum of Natural History's plan to cut a chunk out of Teddy Roosevelt Park to create their new science center is adding up to a net loss of trees, coolness and respite on that busy stretch of Columbus Avenue. If this bugs you, sign the Change.org Save the Park petition and follow the SAVE TR PARK Facebook page. You've got to wonder: was this their best idea or the cheapest? ..... Starting this Saturday, August 1st and continuing for the next two Saturdays - SUMMER STREETS will be in effect. That means no cars on Lafeyette starting at the Brooklyn Bridge and continuing up Park Avenue to East 72nd St and Central Park. Fitness centers, architectural tours and a 270-foot waterslide sponsored by Vita Coca (free, but you need to pre-register) are among the many summer entertainments and delights on offer. Read More >>